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Assistant Practice Manager at Keating Chambers

Closing Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Salary: Salary – circa £25k – 35K per annum depending on experience.
Send CV To: cfant@keatingchambers.com

Assistant Practice Manager 

Keating Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice, comprising 65 barristers (30 Queen’s Counsel and 35 juniors), and 9 international members and honorary associates.

Our barristers specialise in providing their services across the areas of construction and engineering; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and utilities; international arbitration; IT and technology; offshore construction and marine engineering; procurement and competition, planning and associated professional negligence.

A Barristers’ clerk is responsible for managing the practice and business activities of the barristers within a set of Chambers.

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practice Manager (Barristers’ Clerk) to join our talented clerking team.

The Assistant Practice Manager will work as the junior in a team of three clerks, in conjunction with the Director of Clerking, and members of the other clerking teams. General duties include scheduling meetings, negotiating fees on behalf of barristers, liaising with the courts in relation to hearings, marketing and developing the business of barristers to maintain a supply of work, maintaining excellent client relationships with solicitors and other professional clients, assisting with the collection of fees.

The candidate would have around three years of clerking experience or similar office-based experience working in a high-pressure work environment and have gained at least two A Levels or equivalent qualifications.  The successful candidate will receive a full training programme.

The Candidate would ideally have the following skill sets:

  • Be a team player but be able to work unsupervised and under pressure.
  • People skills. Both internal and external relationships.
  • Have excellent communication skills - both written and oral.
  • Negotiation and persuasion
  • Problem Solving
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive attitude in challenging circumstances.
  • Excellent time management and a keen eye for detail.
  • Discreetly handle confidential information.

 Salary & Benefits:

 Start date – immediate.

  • Salary – circa £25k – 35K per annum depending on experience.
  • Holiday entitlement - 20 days plus bank holidays, 22 days after one year and 25 days after two years
  • Pension – employer contribution 6%
  • Benefits on completion of probationary period include Bonus Scheme (up to 10% of salary based on targets set), Season Ticket Loan, Permanent Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Private Medical Insurance

Closing date for applications is midday Thursday 29th July 2021.  Please send your application form and a covering letter by email to Claire Fant: cfant@keatingchambers.com

Further details and application form can be found at: http://www.keatingchambers.com/recruitment/staff-vacancies

Keating Chambers is fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. The selection procedure is operated without discrimination, that is to say without regard to irrelevant considerations such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, or age. If you are disabled and require any adjustments at any stage, please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs.



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